Sensory Organisation Test

■ The SOT may be especially important when we examine and interview persons who are afraid to disclose that they fall frequently. Tinetti suggested that falling in the elderly of the community is related to long-term care admissions, and some older people may be afraid that if they are honest about their fall, they may not be able to live where they want

■ The use of the SOT is also important as there is the potential that patients will be unable to recall a fall; therefore, under-reporting occurs (Whitney et al., Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2006)

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